Skaggs Trace

Skaggs Trace (HM1L5C)

Location: Livingston, KY 40445 Rockcastle County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 14.541', W 84° 13.189'

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Ancestor of the Dixie Highway and I-75

Side A
This trace was named for Henry
Skaggs, a Long Hunter. Many
famous pioneers, including John
Floyd, Benjamin Logan, and William
Whitely, traveled over it. On
Oct. 21, 1861, the first Kentucky
Civil War battle occurred near
here at Camp Wildcat. This first
Union victory took place in the
Rockcastle Hills. (over)

Side B

This trail, from the Hazel Patch
to the Crab Orchard, crosses Rockcastle
County. It was widely used land
route through Kentucky for several
years and became part of the
Wilderness Road. Daniel Boone
crossed the Rockcastle River near
here in 1775 in blazing Boone's
Trace from Cumberland Gap to
Booonesborough. See over
HM NumberHM1L5C
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Historical Period18th Century
Historical PlaceMonument
Marker TypeMemorial
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleMounted
Marker Number1622
Year Placed1977
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Transportation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 746608 N 4125380
Decimal Degrees37.24235000, -84.21981667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 14.541', W 84° 13.189'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 14' 32.4600" N, 84° 13' 11.3400" W
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Area Code(s)606
Closest Postal AddressAt or near US-25, Livingston KY 40445, US
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